1.The ruling relates to the applicants notice of motion dated June 9, 2023 seeking the following orders:-
2.The motion is supported by the applicant’s own affidavits sworn on June 7, 2023 and June 11, 2023. In brief the applicant’s case is that the hearing and dismissal of his application dated June 23, 2020 was done in his absence. He contended that he was informed via letter that the motion was to be heard on 1st October, 2020 orally in the open court and he attended. However the motion proceeded online and while he was in the open court, and it was dismissed for non-attendance. He urged the court to allow the instant application for review otherwise he will suffer irreparable harm.
3.The respondent has opposed the motion by filing grounds of opposition dated July 5, 2023. In brief the respondent’s case is that the motion is res judicata and vexatious since the applicant filed a similar motion dated October 16, 2020 but the court dismissed it vide the ruling rendered on February 25, 2021.
4.I have considered the motion, supporting affidavits, the grounds of oppositions and the oral submissions made in court on July 13, 2023. The issues for determination are:-
6.I have carefully gone through the court record and confirmed that by notice of motion dated October 16, 2020 the applicant sought review of the court’s ruling rendered on October 1, 2020. The said motion was considered on merit by the court and it was dismissed vide the ruling delivered on February 25, 2021. The applicant filed another motion challenging the ruling of February 25, 2021 but it was withdrawn.
7.The applicant has now brought the instant motion seeking review of the same decision while fully aware that, the court (Marete.J) dismissed a similar application on February 25, 2021. Having considered the material before the court, I am satisfied that the notice of motion dated June 9, 2023 is res-judicata and I have no jurisdiction to determine the issue of review for a second time.
8.In view of the foregoing I dismiss the notice of motion dated June 9, 2023. Since the respondent attended the hearing online, I will not award costs.